Service

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National Service Bill to be signed today.

I have blogged on this before with my views that such national service is a good thing. This is the Chronicle of Higher Education’s summary: April 21, 2009 Obama to Sign National Service Bill Today Washington — President Obama is expected to sign legislation today that would expand the federal national-service programs by the largest amount in 50 years. The bill will more than triple the size of the AmeriCorps program, to 250,000 slots, up from […]

Mandatory Volunteer Corps to be created?

UPDATE: The Senate version of the bill is receiving far more attention. Senator Kennedy is making a trip back up for the debate. NPR had this story this morning, featuring one of the AmeriCorps projects (and a Cornellian). And the NYTimes has this story. (Keywords also make a big difference in searching. Yesterday I could not find this NYTimes story about the House version discussed below.) Isn’t that an oxymoron? “Mandatory volunteer”? I have no […]